Chapter 10. The Missed Opportunities of Mansfield Park

  1. Claudia L. Johnson Chair and
  2. Clara Tuite Senior Lecturer
  1. William Galperin Professor

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch10

A Companion to Jane Austen

A Companion to Jane Austen

How to Cite

Galperin, W. (2009) The Missed Opportunities of Mansfield Park, in A Companion to Jane Austen (eds C. L. Johnson and C. Tuite), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch10

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149099

Online ISBN: 9781444305968

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Keywords:

  • The Missed Opportunities of Mansfield Park;
  • Mansfield Park - remained the missed opportunity of the Austen canon;
  • That “life” essentially takes precedence over its representation - meant as a tribute to Austen's artistry;
  • Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and NorthangerAbbey - the rise of the novel as a regulatory and realistic instrument;
  • Austen heroine, as Walter Scott observed - eventually “turning wise by precept, example, and experience”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • I

  • II

  • III

  • Further Reading